Advice on car from uk

SparkRite

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By ringing your insurance company and giving them the details of the car including UK registration number.

Edit: Cross Post with @Leo 's
 

kceire

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How do you get insurance cover on an imported car before the VRT is paid and the Irish reg plates are acquired?
Any car i've brought in, your own insurance company will transfer to for 30 days to allow you organize VRT. Then you just call with the new Irish Reg.
 

demoivre

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Ok thanks folks, sounds straightforward for a transfer of insurance. My daughter, who doesn't have a car is thinking of buying one in Northern Ireland but she's only a name driver on my wife's car ! Will insurance companies here quote her on a NI reg car and then allow her to update details after VRT and Irish plates are acquired?
 

Risk Reversal

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There was an article in the newspaper that 1 in 5 imported cars have been clocked, just be aware of this
Thanks roker, i’ll have a read of it. The intention would be to purchase via PCP via a dealer. Tho i’m curious as to whether anyone has imported via this method
 

Leo

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I also meant to ask if anyone is familiar with the exemptions for VRT if bringing a car that has been owned in the UK for more than 6mths. Thanks
VRT exemptions are documented here. You will need to provide documentation that proves beyond doubt that the car has been owned by you for 6+ months and you are transferring your country of residence.
 

Ceist Beag

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If the PCP contract is not yet over then you don't legally own the car yet so would that not be an issue with the 6+month ownership point? However would the bigger question here not be with the dealer? I'm not sure a dealer would allow the car to leave the country permanently before the PCP contract is settled.
 
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